Russell Investments Global Unconstrained Bond Pool

A Diversified Fixed-Income Strategy

Goal

Russell Investments Global Unconstrained Bond Pool (the “Pool”) aims to address the challenge of low but rising interest rates that has made it difficult to find reliable, income-generating investments. Accordingly, the Pool has the flexibility to invest in a broad range of fixed-income securities across sectors, around the world, and across credit quality and maturity spectrums.

Key Features:

  • Absolute-return oriented: Exposure to diversified strategies in fixed income and currency that seek to generate positive returns independent of the interest rate and fixed-income market environment.
  • Global fixed income exposure: A broader investment universe presents additional opportunities.
  • Focus on sub-adviser capabilities: Skilled sub-advisers are given the flexibility to pursue opportunities utilizing a wide range of strategies.
  • Diverse duration* strategy: Flexible approach to managing the fund’s sensitivity to interest rates.
  • Fixed income risk profile: While the fund is unconstrained in its approach, the risk profile is low, commensurate with the role traditionally played by bond funds.
  • Tactically managed: Flexible strategy not tied to a fixed-income index.
  • Diversification benefits: Strong diversifier to both equities and domestic bonds.
*Duration is a measure which can be used to assess how sensitive a fixed income sector is to changes in interest rates

Risks:

Among other risks, the pool will face interest rate and credit risk at various points in the market cycle. The shorter duration of the pool may result in a lower yield, as well as potentially providing lower returns than a traditional fixed-income strategy if yields fall. It could have liquidity and other risks due to the use of derivatives, and will have currency risk due to the currency exposure.

Characteristics

As of 08/31/2020
Updated monthly

Fund Characteristics
Total Assets (All Series) $713.36 million
Net Asset Value (Series F) $9.68

For Prices and Performance, please click here.

Growth of $10,000 (Since Inception) Series F¹

As of 08/31/2020
10-30-2007 10000.00
10-31-2007 9980.61
11-30-2007 10143.55
12-31-2007 10208.21
01-31-2008 10283.33
02-29-2008 10380.44
03-31-2008 10453.14
04-30-2008 10453.13
05-31-2008 10454.41
06-30-2008 10403.45
07-31-2008 10457.84
08-31-2008 10541.53
09-30-2008 10152.72
10-31-2008 9860.81
11-30-2008 9960.27
12-31-2008 10334.45
01-31-2009 10265.96
02-28-2009 10189.43
03-31-2009 10357.03
04-30-2009 10455.45
05-31-2009 10593.81
06-30-2009 10829.87
07-31-2009 11020.56
08-31-2009 11193.51
09-30-2009 11372.73
10-31-2009 11413.27
11-30-2009 11536.84
12-31-2009 11425.94
01-31-2010 11665.57
02-28-2010 11670.68
03-31-2010 11627.20
04-30-2010 11672.82
05-31-2010 11747.42
06-30-2010 11930.80
07-31-2010 12003.74
08-31-2010 12256.24
09-30-2010 12354.50
10-31-2010 12398.18
11-30-2010 12270.24
12-31-2010 12206.49
01-31-2011 12195.67
02-28-2011 12239.33
03-31-2011 12210.57
04-30-2011 12324.13
05-31-2011 12488.55
06-30-2011 12458.66
07-31-2011 12706.59
08-31-2011 12730.79
09-30-2011 12864.13
10-31-2011 12867.27
11-30-2011 12893.97
12-31-2011 13103.18
01-31-2012 13211.10
02-29-2012 13181.07
03-31-2012 13153.90
04-30-2012 13178.45
05-31-2012 13443.66
06-30-2012 13454.86
07-31-2012 13585.06
08-31-2012 13576.82
09-30-2012 13679.07
10-31-2012 13683.88
11-30-2012 13741.96
12-31-2012 13744.58
01-31-2013 13649.70
02-28-2013 13781.17
03-31-2013 13836.83
04-30-2013 14011.44
05-31-2013 13790.35
06-30-2013 13428.46
07-31-2013 13453.71
08-31-2013 13356.91
09-30-2013 13431.26
10-31-2013 13597.88
11-30-2013 13559.94
12-31-2013 13504.60
01-31-2014 13846.28
02-28-2014 13903.85
03-31-2014 13880.88
04-30-2014 13944.67
05-31-2014 14099.44
06-30-2014 14139.47
07-31-2014 14217.50
08-31-2014 14297.25
09-30-2014 14212.50
10-31-2014 14225.90
11-30-2014 14278.09
12-31-2014 14301.83
01-31-2015 14482.84
02-28-2015 14469.69
03-31-2015 14466.80
04-30-2015 14442.89
05-31-2015 14516.97
06-30-2015 14553.55
07-31-2015 14512.40
08-31-2015 14472.27
09-30-2015 14386.17
10-31-2015 14425.50
11-30-2015 14390.43
12-31-2015 14343.01
01-31-2016 14218.55
02-29-2016 14215.61
03-31-2016 14271.57
04-30-2016 14349.95
05-31-2016 14334.34
06-30-2016 14372.07
07-31-2016 14428.78
08-31-2016 14467.47
09-30-2016 14487.50
10-31-2016 14544.89
11-30-2016 14534.71
12-31-2016 14542.07
01-31-2017 14526.55
02-28-2017 14560.24
03-31-2017 14585.66
04-30-2017 14582.23
05-31-2017 14567.44
06-30-2017 14608.07
07-31-2017 14593.13
08-31-2017 14587.21
09-30-2017 14614.22
10-31-2017 14557.89
11-30-2017 14615.40
12-31-2017 14630.26
01-31-2018 14650.57
02-28-2018 14731.00
03-31-2018 14781.33
04-30-2018 14825.03
05-31-2018 14876.08
06-30-2018 14898.20
07-31-2018 14935.70
08-31-2018 14962.52
09-30-2018 14947.35
10-31-2018 14996.75
11-30-2018 14959.70
12-31-2018 14851.89
01-31-2019 14965.86
02-28-2019 15041.62
03-31-2019 15043.65
04-30-2019 15132.46
05-31-2019 15138.88
06-30-2019 15163.60
07-31-2019 15211.49
08-31-2019 15253.28
09-30-2019 15302.77
10-31-2019 15309.26
11-30-2019 15396.90
12-31-2019 15464.14
01-31-2020 15524.83
02-29-2020 15519.39
03-31-2020 14058.98
04-30-2020 14003.18
05-31-2020 14262.82
06-30-2020 14463.94
07-31-2020 14493.63
08-31-2020 14611.40

¹Compound growth calculations are used only for the purpose of illustrating the effects of compound growth and are not intended to reflect future value of any mutual fund or returns on investment in any mutual fund.

Series F is a wrap or fee-for-service program and as such, the performance shown does not include the advisory fee paid by the investor to the dealer that would have reduced returns. Other series of units of the fund are subject to higher management fees and/or expenses which result in lower returns for those series than cited above.  Annual returns are calendar year returns for the last ten years or since inception if the Fund has less than ten years of history. Performance is annualized except for periods of less than one year.

Top 10 Holdings*

As of 07/31/2020

Updated monthly

Company Weight
Canadian Dollar 38.59%
Ginnie Mae II 3.000% 1-Dec-2099 29.55%
Ginnie Mae, 2.5%, 08/20/2050 18.62%
United States Treasury Inflation Indexed Bonds 0.1 2.22%
CARMAX AUTO OWNER TRUST, 3.3%, 05/15/2024 0.48%
UBS COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE TRUST, 1%, 02/15/2032 0.47%
Citigroup Commercial Mortgage Trust Series 2014-GC25 Cl. C, 4.525725%, 10/10/2047 0.45%
Homeward Opportunities Fund I Trust Series 2018-1 Cl. A1, 3.766%, 06/25/2048 0.44%
SMB Private Education Loan Trust Series 2017-B Cl. B, 3.5%, 12/16/2041 0.39%
Sofi Consumer Loan Program LLC Series 2017-6 Cl. B, 3.52%, 11/25/2026 0.38%

*A portion of the cash held in this fund is securitized. The listing of holdings provides information on a fund's investments as of the date indicated and may differ from its annual financial statements.

Sub-Advisers

As of 12/31/2019
NameAllocation %colorStyle
Voya Investment Management Co. LLC25#66aaddYield
First Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC*20#5c5c5cYield
Putnam Investment Management, LLC20#005596Opportunistic
H20 Asset Management LLP15#dd6600Diversifier
Russell Investments12.5#9e9e9ePositioning strategies
Russell Investments7.5#ccccbbDynamic cash management

Russell Investments has the right to engage or terminate a sub-adviser at any time and without notice.

*First Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC acquired THL Credit Advisors, LLC effective January 31, 2020.

 

Series Load Fund Code Currency
Series B Front Load FRC 931 CAD
Series B Low Load FRC 933 CAD
Series F No Load FRC 981 CAD
Series O No Load FRC 991 CAD
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